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244 Star Starred
Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
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"The Liar"
107 ratings
4.7 average rating
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8 events
2 reviews
46 stars
attended Apr 21 2010

Very good theatre. Entertaining with a good and steady pace. The actors were cast in the right role for their look.

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18 events
15 reviews
31 stars
attended May 16 2010

Delightful evening at the theatre.

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4 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 30 2010

Delightful confection! Script was almost but not quite over the top. Acting was crisp and energetic. Direction (blocking, choreography, timing) spot-on. The set was a little disappointing but that's a very subjective view; others may have loved it.

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Quotes & Highlights

Watch a preview video with director Michael Kahn at YouTube.


Adapted by David Ives

From the comedy by Pierre Corneille

directed by Michael Kahn*


“All the world’s a lie, and all the men and women merely liars.”

Dorante is charming, handsome … and a pathological liar! When he arrives in Paris, Dorante’s outlandish tales amaze and convince all who hear them, but for each problem his clever lying solves, it creates two new ones. Will he manage to keep his stories straight, his dupes none the wiser and somehow still get the girl? This joyful French farce bursts onto the stage in Broadway playwright David Ives’ sparkling new adaptation. Michael Kahn brings his brilliant touch to this one-of-a-kind comedy.

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